BAP leader terms NA dissolution unconstitutional

Published April 6, 2022
This image shows Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi. — Photo courtesy: Senate website
This image shows Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi. — Photo courtesy: Senate website

QUETTA: Founder of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi has termed the dissolution of the National Assembly by a ‘politically immature player’ an unconstitutional and undemocratic move.

Talking to the media here on Tuesday, he said aggression was being promoted in politics instead of rationality, tolerance and decorum, which was not in the interest of the country.

He said the ‘immature politician of the time’ through his non-political reaction and degradation of parliament had put the country in political and economic upheaval.

Senator Hashmi said the current constitutional cataclysm was the result of the government’s confrontational policy. The non-political practices and rhetoric adopted by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had no place in civilised and democratic societies. On the contrary, such non-political and undemocratic practices were not only inaccurate but also illegitimate, he added.

He said that the no-confidence motion against the prime minister was part of the democratic system, which was governed by a set of rules, and whatever the outcome, it was democratically accepted.

The BAP leader said the undemocratic attitude and immature political thinking of the PTI leadership had turned the normal course of action into a serious national upheaval and confrontation which could prove to be extremely dangerous for national security.

He said loyalty to the nation required that the motion of no-confidence should be dealt within a civilised and democratic manner, by annulling the speaker’s ruling without trying any further delaying tactics so that not only the political uncertainty and fear of a serious national conflict in the country could be eliminated but also the business of the state could be restored.

Published in Dawn, April 6th, 2022

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